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Christmas and Year End Wrap-up

I had a great, relaxed Christmas. We had a friend come to stay with us, and went to Santa's Wonderland light extravaganza, which also had a lot of great food (giant funnel cake, make-your-own-on-the-open-fire s'mores), and was a lot of fun.

Christmas eve we went out to dinner with another friend and had traditional Christmas eve sushi. Christmas day more friends came over and I made a giant dinner (photos) that turned out really well. We watched the Doctor Who Christmas special, and on Friday went out to see the last Hobbit movie, which I enjoyed a lot.

Then Saturday I had an icepick grade sinus headache and a spasming shoulder, so I mostly didn't do anything except watch the DVDs I got for Christmas. (Luther seasons 2 and 3, Vera season 3, the new Father Brown series, The Hundred Foot Journey) and I read some of the stories in Yuletide. (Favorite so far: a Peter Wimsey and Miss Marple crossover: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2801798/chapters/6289361)


Stories of the Raksura II: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below has been pushed back to a release date of June. This is a pain, but leaves more time to send out ARCs, etc.

Our Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2119763779/six-by-six is on it's last day! And we funded, yay! There's still time to join it and help us get to another stretch goal. My anthology will include a brand new Nicholas and Reynard story set before The Death of the Necromancer.

I have other news I can't reveal until the contract is final, and that's what I've mostly been working on this year, which makes it hard to talk about what I've been working on this year.

Stuff I published this year, that is also eligible for awards:


March 2014 "A Life Less Ordinary: The Environment, Magic Systems, and Non-Humans" The Kobold Guide to Magic, Kobold Press. Non-fiction essay.


April 2014 Emilie and the Sky World Strange Chemistry Books, ISBN 9781908844521. Novel, YA fantasy, available in paperback and ebook
When Emilie and Daniel arrive in Silk Harbor, Professor Abindon, an old colleague of the Marlendes, warns them that she's observed something strange and potentially deadly in the sky, a disruption in an upper air aether current. But as the Marlendes investigate further, they realize it's a ship from another aetheric plane.


July 2014 "Soul of Fire" Tales of the Emerald Serpent II: A Knight in the Silk Purse. Short story, fantasy. available in paperback and ebook
Jelith and Kryranen get an offer they can't refuse.


October 2014 Stories of the Raksura I: The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud Night Shade Books, ISBN 978-1597805353. I think this is eligible as both a collection, and the individual works are eligible. "The Falling World" and "The Tale of Indigo and Cloud" are both novellas, between 17,500 - 39,999 words. Available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

"The Falling World" is a 39,900 word novella
Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud Court, has traveled with Chime and Balm to another Raksuran court. When she fails to return, her consort Moon, along with Stone and a party of warriors and hunters, must track them down. Finding them turns out to be the easy part; freeing them from an ancient trap hidden in the depths of the Reaches is much more difficult.

"The Tale of Indigo and Cloud" is a 25,255 novella
This novella explores the history of the Indigo Cloud Court, long before Moon was born. In the distant past, Indigo stole Cloud from Emerald Twilight. But in doing so, the reigning Queen Cerise and Indigo are now poised for a conflict that could spark war throughout all the courts of the Reaches.

"The Forest Boy" and "Adaptation" were previously published on my web site, so I think that means they aren't eligible for most awards. It would depend on the award, I think.



October 2014 Star Wars: Razor's Edge. Paperback reprint ISBN 978-0345545251 Available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.
Times are desperate for the Rebel Alliance. Harassment by the Empire and a shortage of vital supplies are hindering completion of a new secret base on the ice planet Hoth. So when Mid Rim merchants offer much-needed materials for sale, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo lead an Alliance delegation to negotiate a deal.

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Hooray for almost finalized contracts! I started The Wizard Hunters for the umpteenth time last night, so I'm really looking forward to the short stories that are in Six by Six.

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